Friday, September 6, 2013

Nexus Alert: New Nexus 5 Passes Through the FCC, Made by LG

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Now that Google really kicked off the Nexus 5 rumors, we’re on a roll. Today’s tasty tidbit comes courtesy of the FCC, which just green-lighted a new LG device that looks remarkably like the rumored new Nexus device that a Google employee was spotted using. In fact, we’re almost sure that it’s the same device. It features the same slightly curved design and the large opening for the camera lens.
The device, which goes by the name of D820, also features NFC and Qi wireless charging as revealed by the picture. Seeing as both of those features were emphasized in last year’s Nexus 4, we’re not surprised to see them in this year’s Nexus phone. And if this is the new Nexus device, it features a bounty of cellular support. LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 17, 25, 26 and 41 are all supported as well as EVDO rev A, quadband GSM and EDGE, pentaband HSPA+, and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 B, G and N connections. That means that this new device features full GSM support as well as support for LTE on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Unfortunately, we Verizon folks miss out again. But these band inclusions only add fuel to the fire that it’s the Nexus 5. As Nexus devices are generally sold off-contract, it makes sense to try and support as many carriers as possible.

Do you believe that this is the new Nexus? If so, are you excited?
Source: Engadget, FCC


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